How Grandma Kate Lost Her Cherokee Blood and What This Says about Race, Blood, and Belonging in Indian Country

Describes the minimum blood quantum requirement for tribal membership, the history of its implementation, and how it originated with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI); argues that blood quantum is a bureaucratic tool rather than a genuine measure of Indigeneity.
Michael Lambert
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American Indian Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 2, Spring, 2019, pp. 135-167
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Articles -- Scholarly, peer reviewed
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